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Laurel Inn

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3 The Smithfield Centre, Leek ST13 5JW, England
+44 1538 388185
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've come here for twenty years and it was our Go To place for Chinese food; particularly Set Menu B for the starters. We also felt no need to check TripAdvisor first! As we got outside we realised the fascia had changed but also the focus on All You Can Eat Buffet; which we hate, so we nearly didn't bother,... More 

Thank Funkylala
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been a customer of the laurel for years and recently food has been a little overdone! had satay chicken, king prawn chilli and salt and lemon chicken for takeaway this evening. Asked for it to be lightly cooked as last few have been over. I'm afraid to say this was the worst!! Food seems to have been fried multiple... More 

Thank therealferni
Leek, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I rarely write reviews. only when exceptional or terrible. This was exceptional. I like a crispy duck course. The waiter gave us a weekend menu £13.50 which had a crispy duck middle course. everything was as should be for a fresh and skilled cooked feast.

Thank John C
Staffordshire England
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

New people taking over so we decided to try the buffet. The pace was almost empty but the guy on the bar said after thinking about it he could fit us in !!. Not clear how to order as dishes are delivered to the table. The first course of mixed starters not the best but OK, then the Duck and... More 

Thank Sandra C
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

31st birthday party booked , 14 of us we had the buffet at £10 per head 5 quid under 12, we ordered our food waited a long time for it then they tried getting us order mains without some of us not having a starter . The soup was very salty had to be left, the BBQ chicken wings had... More 

Thank Marie C B
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

we have been here a few times - but not sure if new owners/managers - as we hadnt seen the buffet here before - however - Excellent value buffet (all cooked freshly and served to your table) here - lovely Chinese food - all cooked to order - with very good service.

Thank mah18632016
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

My partner and I visited the restaurant and the food was okay, however to say I have been poorly since would be an understatement. Which is a shame as I enjoyed our meal at the time but I haven't been right since. We had to ask for bowls to eat from and the set menu means we were limited with... More 

1 Thank Kayleigh H
Leek, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I visited here with friends one Saturday evening to try the new all-you-can-eat menu that seemed to be raved about. The waiting on staff were superb, very friendly and quick to take orders. You order any items off the menu and it's brought to you. You can order anything as many times as you want! Food was hot and delicious... More 

Thank Leigh789
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Visited with a group of 12 & a baby Given choices of the buffet or usual menu, however everyone had to have one or the other, we couldnt choose Picked the buffet as we thought it would be easier for staff Advised we couldnt order more than 9 dishes at a time, even tho there were 13 of us Picked... More 

Thank mrsfleming
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Went last night for a family birthday, the young girl who served us was lovely and helpul but the older man who I assume was in charge was totally vile, he was unpleasant and actually rude. The service was slow, the food was OK Will not be going again !!

Thank claireherriman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 The Smithfield Centre, Leek ST13 5JW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Leek
  • Phone Number: +44 1538 388185

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?